Lark and Michael McCarley, Innkeepers, welcome you to Lovelace Manor Bed and Breakfast. Located in Lancaster, the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch Country, we are just minutes away from numerous historic sites, Amish farmlands, outlet shopping and abundant antiquing. Built in 1882, our home has been described by the Historic Preservation Trust of Lancaster County as one of the more elegant examples of the Second Empire style domestic architecture in the region. From the ornate porches with brackets and pendants, to the interior elements of 11-foot ceilings and etched glass doors, visitors have an opportunity to step back in time. As our guest, you are invited to enjoy complimentary refreshments in the Victorian parlor or on one of the porches. Or if you prefer, a relaxing game of billiards awaits you in the game room. We also provide a collection of books and videos for your enjoyment. And for the business traveler, we provide wireless internet access, telephones and a fax machine for your convenience. Each morning you will be treated to a hearty breakfast including fresh fruit juices, baked goods and hot entrees served in the dining room. We will be glad to accommodate any special dietary restrictions.
Located on the northeast corner of the house is the Althea room furnished with light pine and wicker. The soothing palette of creams and pastels suggest a peaceful atmosphere. The four poster canopy bed is draped with sheers to reflect the light from the four oversized windows with original wooden shutters. A modern bathroom with a shower is located in the room.
Our largest room, Lucasta, features a king size bed, large armoire with a 27&quot; TV and VCR and a pair of inlaid antique chairs. The large mahogany desk offers business travelers comfortable workspace along with a private phone line and high speed internet access. The private in-room bath features the original tile and fixtures from when it was added to the house in 1947.
Delightfully decorated, the Ellinda room features a mahogany queen size bed topped with a hand knotted canopy with roses entwined to evoke romance and relaxation. An electric fireplace offers a little extra ambiance anytime of the year. The original marble sink and comfortable modern bathroom with a shower is located in the room
If you desire privacy and elegance, the Rose Suite is for you. Located in the rear of the house, the large bedroom has a king size bed with a partial canopy over the handmade headboard. An antique oak secretary and dresser remind you of the years gone by. At night you can enjoy the glow and warmth from the electric fireplace in the bedroom or in the separate sitting room. The original 1882 bathroom offers an oversized canopy-draped clawfoot tub with a handheld shower.
4.0 on June 04, 2014
Our late arrival didn't cause a flat with our hosts. Both were very gracious and helpful. they were more than accommodating.
5 on April 27, 2014
We are a middle aged couple and visited for six nights on our honeymoon. We could not have picked a more perfect inn. Lark and Michael were wonderful hosts, and saw to our every need. The breakfast was delicious, and the presentation was second to none. I realized shortly after arriving that I had not brought a charger for my smartphone, and Michael had one he let me use during our stay. Lark has put together a back roads route, with many Amish owned businesses highlighted, which we fully enjoyed. They also lined up a meal at one of their Amish friends' homes for us, which was priceless. We would not hesitate to stay at Lovelace Manor again. Try it; you will not be disappointed!
5 on March 20, 2014
Great room, great food, and great area! We are a younger couple with a taste for charming B&B's and it is hard to find one with it all. The Lovelace has a balance of Victorian decor with modern touches. The Innkeepers are fabulous, and very helpful! Lancaster has a lot to offer and the Innkeepers have a whole room full of suggestions from places to eat, to museums, and other great things to do while you are there. The house is flawless, and breakfast service is amazing and the price is right; we couldn't have asked for more on our honeymoon and wouldn't think twice about staying here again the next time we are in the area! It's just a GREAT place to get away!
5 on January 21, 2014
We arrived in the middle of the Arctic freeze this January to find all the other clients had cancelled. Lark and Michael welcomed us into their B & B, sorted us out with a car and within 3 hours of meeting them, we were all on our way to dinner and a show at the local theatre. The following day having spent the day out in appalling weather we came home early to dry out and plan the evening. There was a tap on the door inviting us down to supper, and Lark and Michael shared their meal with us. And so the rest of our stay passed. We learnt a lot about the area, the best places to eat, visit and shop. But most of all about each other and each others cultures. A thoroughly relaxing and enjoyable stay with a friendly, accommodating couple. The room was grand and the property itself full of history and beautifully decorated with antiques and no less that 4 Christmas trees.
5 on January 07, 2014
My wife and I were taking a one-day vacation while the kids stayed with their grandparents. We had a wonderful time at Lovelace Manor. We were warmly welcomed by Lark (Lark and Michael are the innkeepers), and our room, Lucasta, was beautifully appointed! Breakfast in the morning was delicious, and at the end of the meal we enjoyed a relaxing time talking with the innkeepers and the other guests. We would definitely return should we plan another B&B visit to Lancaster.
Harrisburg, PA (MDT) 30 miles
Take 283 East to the Millersville/East Petersburg (Route 741) exit. Take 741 East 2 miles to Route 23 West (six traffic signals). Turn right (Route 23 West/Marietta Ave.) Located two blocks on the left, on the corner of Elizabeth Steet.
Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Museum, Nature area, Hershey, Gettysburg, Wheatland, Amish Country, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Religious Services, River, Vineyard, Winery
Bed and Breakfast
Board games, Computer, Fax Machine, Library, Piano, Telephone, Videos
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, DVD Player, In-room internet, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Wi-Fi
Billiards, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Shopping, Sight-seeing
Lark and Michael McCarley
Michael spent over 25 years in the upholstery business where he specialized in antique furniture restoration and aircraft interiors. He was most recently a computer consultant. One of Lark¿s interests includes genealogy. One of her more famous ancestors is the great 17th century poet Richard Lovelace, whose works are found throughout the house.
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian